Gone by Saturday: Five Fabulous Movies Leaving Netflix This Week

While there are daily releases of new material on Netflix, from wacky reality shows to classic rom-coms, there’s also a constant rotation of content leaving the global streaming service.

So while you might think a movie or TV show will be available to watch there forever, the truth is that’s not the case, some are only available for a few months at a time.

In order to help those who want to get the most out of their subscription, and to help you with your viewing priorities, Stuff to Watch has put together a list of five fabulous movies that won’t be available on Saturday morning, so grab ’em. while you can.

Unfaithful and The Aviator are among the big movies leaving Netflix this week.

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Unfaithful and The Aviator are among the big movies leaving Netflix this week.

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Leonardo DiCaprio was nominated for an Academy Award for his portrayal of Howard Hughes in The Aviator.

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Leonardo DiCaprio was nominated for an Academy Award for his portrayal of Howard Hughes in The Aviator.

The Aviator (2004)

Originally slated to be directed by Michael Mann, Martin Scorsese’s biopic of Howard Hughes focuses on the billionaire businessman, film producer, film director, airplane enthusiast and the most productive and provocative moment of “the world’s greatest womanizer”. world” ever since he began work on the war film Hells Angels. in 1927 to be charged with war profiteering by a United States Senate committee 20 years later.

The impressive cast includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Alan Alda, John C Reilly, Willem Dafoe, Jude Law, Ian Holm, and Alec Baldwin.

Russell Crowe stars alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in Body of Lies.

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Russell Crowe stars alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in Body of Lies.

Body of Lies (2008)

A terrorist organization has started targeting Europe. Amsterdam and Manchester already have death tolls and no one knows who will be next. All the CIA’s surveillance devices can’t help: The terror group has turned its back on technology, preferring more traditional human contact methods, meaning ground-based operatives are the only way to stop the carnage.

Thanks to sensibility and style stolen from Bond and Bourne, a well-rounded travelogue, and a pair of powerful performances from Leonardo DiCaprio and Russell Crowe, this Sir Ridley Scott-directed tale is a more than satisfying spy thriller.

Julia Roberts leads an excellent ensemble of actresses in Mona Lisa Smile.

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Julia Roberts leads an excellent ensemble of actresses in Mona Lisa Smile.

Mona Lisa Smile (2003)

Julia Roberts, Kirsten Dunst, Julia Stiles and Maggie Gyllenhaal lead an all-star ensemble for this 1950s-set drama about a free-thinking art teacher who teaches her students to question their traditional social roles.

“Anyone who has ever been prompted by a teacher to dream a dream a little bigger than his or her parents thought he or she was capable of should love the film, as it presents a more realistic model of the teacher’s inspiration. ”, wrote Stephen Hunter of the Washington Post. this drama directed by Mike Newell.

Amber Midthunder plays Julie Dillon in Only Mine.

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Amber Midthunder plays Julie Dillon in Only Mine.

Only mine (2018)

Before The Ice Road and Prey, Amber Midthunder starred in this thriller about a small-town girl who must find a way to save herself from violent reprisals from a man she dated, a cop who turns out to be an obsessive stalker.

“This is a simple, humble and lucid film, with some clever things to say about the ways in which abusive relationships play out,” wrote Clemece Michallon of The Telegraph. “Tone-wise, it’s like a long episode of Criminal Minds or NCIS. The film works because it is aware of its own caliber.

Diane Lane and Olivier Martinez clouded the screen in Unfaithful.

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Diane Lane and Olivier Martinez clouded the screen in Unfaithful.

Unfaithful (2002)

Perhaps the last in the run of adult erotic thrillers of the late 1990s and early 2000s, Adrian Lyne’s adaptation of Claude Chabrol’s 1969 film The Unfaithful Wife sees the marriage of a suburban couple New York City goes dangerously awry when Connie Sumner, played by Diane Lane, indulges in an adulterous affair. Richard Gere, Olivier Martinez and Michelle Monaghan also star.

“This seductive provocation of a thriller gets the job done. It’s searing,” wrote Rolling Stone’s Peter Travers, while BBC.com’s Jason Best believed that “whether it represents hesitation, fear, trembling desire or passionate surrender, [Lane] he is always honest, truthful and absolutely convincing.”

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